Editor’s Note: This list has been updated with new restaurants as of May 19.
While it’s great in theory to have a daily excuse to work in your pajamas, let’s face it: your lunch routine just isn’t the same. Missing your midday lunch breaks around town with co-workers now that you’re working from home? Replace them with one of these popular lunch ideas that you can get sent right to your doorstep (lunch buddy not included).
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Even if you can’t take a jaunt over to your favorite crepe stand for lunch, you can still order Europe’s favorite foldable meal for delivery. One of the top sellers at Crepevine in Oakland is the Tuscany, with chicken breast, mushrooms, pesto, feta, and almonds.
With its roasted brussels sprouts, gorgonzola, caramelized onions, toasted hazelnuts, tomatoes, and parsley, the Brussels salad here is the perfect antidote to the usual, run-of-the-mill lunchtime salad.
Not only is Berkeley’s Lemat open for lunch (a rarity among East African restaurants in the Bay), it also offers online ordering, takeout, and delivery. A sure bet meal: the complex, filling Ye Doro Wot, a chicken and egg stew.
With stir-fried pork, a fried egg, peppers, cucumber, garlic sauce, and rice, Pintoh’s Moo Ka-Tiam makes for a perfectly balanced lunch.
This cafe inside an old Oakland Victorian serves lunch fare with a Brazilian bent. If it’s a Wednesday or a Thursday, don’t miss Rio’s take on feijoada, the national dish of Brazil. It’s a black bean stew with sausage and pork, and it’s served over the requisite farofa (yucca) and collard greens.
Although this mini-chain’s popular for pasta, its other real specialty are the piadina, or toasted flatbread sandwiches (purists, request the “Classica”).
Crispy fried fish tacos are one of the best sellers at this family-owned Mexican restaurant—and for good reason.
One of Ike’s most popular offerings: roast beef, salami, turkey, provolone, and godfather sauce. Get it on the Dutch Crunch!
Sometimes lunch calls for a classic cheeseburger, which is best devoured alongside fries and a thick, creamy milkshake.
Pieces of chicken and fettuccine tossed in a walnut, pine nut, and pistachio pesto sauce.
Dreaming of being somewhere tropical after all this blows over? Travel to Hawaii with your taste buds by ordering a kalbi mixed plate.
For a lighter middle-of-the-day dish, opt for an order of tofu-based meatless spring rolls.
A nostalgic, just-spicy-enough standout from the Temescal mac and cheese restaurant Homeroom.
Treat yourself to something special for lunch with this grilled rare albacore tuna-topped salad inspired by the south of France.